The British Seaside

Barry Island is variously famous for its Fun Fare (opened in 1926), the steam engine scrapyards of the 1960's or Gavin & Stacey (2007). All are now gone and in the bleak mid-winter Barry, like so many other British seaside resorts, looks a little forlorn. That is what I have tried to portray in this collection of images, using software techniques to exaggerate the effect and emphasise the underlying sadness of life out-of-season. This is the other side of the Barry that was filled with noise and colour on the many day trips my family made when I was a small boy.